Press Releases

Government releases Shs.381 million for Nairobi street lights project

Monday, 13th October, 2014

The Government has released Shs.381.2 million to Kenya Power to rehabilitate Nairobi’s street lights and help promote a 24 hour economy in the city, Kenya Power Managing Director and CEO, Dr. Ben Chumo has said.

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Shs.45 million upgrade project to stabilise power supply in Nairobi

Sunday, 12th October, 2014
Parts of Nairobi were without electricity this weekend as Kenya Power intensified its Boresha Umeme programme to rehabilitate power equipment and network in the city.

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Nairobi street lights project to usher in 24 hour economy initiative

09th October, 2014
The government has kicked off a Shs.10 billion initiative to promote a 24 hour economy by rehabilitating street lights in Nairobi City County.

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Thirteen arid counties to benefit from solar lamp project

Kenya Power will implement a Government plan to procure and distribute 24,500 solar lanterns that will benefit 13 counties in arid and semi-arid areas, the Company’s Deputy Manager for Off-Grid Power Stations, Eng. Henry Gichungi has revealed.

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Electricity fraud suspects arraigned in court

Monday, 06th October, 2014

Two men were today arraigned in Nairobi’s Milimani Court for allegedly obtaining a total of Shs.230,000 from Kenya Power customers by false pretense.

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Power demand forecasting programme launched

 1st  October, 2014

Kenya Power has launched a data gathering web portal that will help forecast the country’s electricity demand, enable timely power connections for prospective investors and enhance service delivery to large power consumers.

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Kenya Power supports counties’ growth

22nd September 2014

Kenya Power has negotiated with various financial institutions to provide credit to Kenyans to enable them connect electricity to their homes and businesses, the firm’s Managing Director and CEO Dr Ben Chumo has said.

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Photos - Narok Gets Connected

2nd September 2014
Narok County Deputy Governor, Mrs Everline Aruasa, speaks at a Kenya Power substation in the Narok town yesterday when Kenya Power staff conducted an exercise to upgrade the power network, as the Company’s Managing Director, Dr Ben Chumo, listens. Kenya Power installed new conductors on lines and built additional lines at a cost of Shs.60 million to improve reliability to the county renown for its tourism attractions.

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6,000 Narok residents to get electricity this year

Saturday, 30th August, 2014

Kenya Power will connect 6,000 Narok residents with electricity as part of the Company’s ambitious plan to connect one million additional customers this financial year, the Company’s Managing Director & CEO, Dr. Ben Chumo has said.

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AfDB lends Shs.13 billion for power connections initial phase

Monday, 25th August, 2014

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has committed a USD150 million loan (approximately Shs.13 billion) to the government to finance part of the one million new electricity connections target announced by Kenya Power for this financial year.

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One million Kenyans to get power connection this year

Sunday, 24th August, 2014


Kenya Power plans to connect one million additional customers to the national grid this financial year representing 36% growth in its customer base, the Company’s Managing Director & CEO. Dr. Ben Chumo has revealed.

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Electricity prices to come down, assures Eng. Njoroge

Sunday, 10th August, 2014

Kenyans will benefit from approximately 47% reduction in electricity prices in the next three years owing to increased generation from cheaper sources of power, Principal Secretary for Energy and Petroleum, Eng. Joseph Njoroge, has said.

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